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The Cubs, Chicago inching toward a resolution

Apr 8, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

Wrigley Field

Last week there were reports that a deal between the Cubs and the city of Chicago which would allow for the renovation of Wrigley Field to go forward would be announced for today’s home opener. Well, we’ve had a couple of innings of ineffective Edwin Jackson already today, and no announcement.  But Tom Ricketts says they’re getting there:

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says talks with the city over a renovation plan for Wrigley Field are “going in the right direction” and the team is looking forward to the public part of the process.

Ricketts talked before the Cubs hosted the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in the first game of the season at their 99-year-old neighborhood ballpark. The team and the city appear to be close to announcing a $500 million project.

I thought “the public part of the process” was the part in which the team has been negotiating with city hall and the rooftop owners across the street for the past month or two.  Now there’s another part? Jeez.

  1. ramblingalb - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Heh. Hard to believe those $500M deals don’t just come together in a few minutes…

  2. creek0512 - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    The public part is where they convince their fans to spend even more money on a loser..

  3. echech88 - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Probably the only team where I think some public funding isn’t outrageous. Landmark status of the park hamstrings the team quite a bit with creating modern revenue streams that their competitors enjoy.

    As long as they don’t wreck the atmosphere of the place, other teams have proven you can renovate old parks responsibly.

  4. El Bravo - Apr 8, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Renovate the team! How’s that Eddy Jax signing going so far? I play starters in my fantasy league based upon if they are playing against the Stros or Cubs. Works like a charm every time, no matter the SP in question, they always get 10+ ks.

    • tone360 - Apr 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      Choke yourself dork.

    • tone360 - Apr 8, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      Choke yourself, dork.

      • El Bravo - Apr 9, 2013 at 5:53 PM

        nice job HBT, way to let the dickheads through.

  5. modellforprez - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    um so will they get a whole new dump on waveland Ave. and do the cub fans sing doo do doo do doo do doo do like at blackhawk games

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